Prestige Philately Auction 185 CatalogueNEW SOUTH WALES - Postal History
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Displaying 10 Lots in Category - NEW SOUTH WALES - Postal History
1835-42 group including 1835 (Feb 14) repaired entire to Ireland with poor undated 'PARRAMATTA' h/s; 1835 (Aug 16) entire to Glasgow "p Resource"; 1840 (Jan 5) entire to Sheffield "p Royal Admiral" with rounded-boxed 'SYDNEY/POST PAID' h/s in red; 1840 (Mar 9) entire to Edinburgh "pSamuel"; 1840 (May 15) soiled entire to Cumberland "pr Canada"; 1842 part-outer with largely fine boxed 'PAID AT/MELBOURNE' h/s in red; etc, condition rather mixed.(Qty 11 items)
1839 lengthy large-part entire to "James Harris of Dublin", very fine oval 'PAID SHIP LETTER/LONDON' d/s in red & '[crown]/GENERAL POST OFFICE/SE*28/1839/SYDNEY' arrival b/s. [The letter advises Harris against going to the South Seas as a missionary. Either he ignored the advice or, as seems likely, the letter arrived after his departure for the New Hebrides. On 20/11/1839, he & John Williams were killed & eaten by cannibals at Erromanga in the New Hebrides]
1839 lengthy missionary entire headed "Bathurst 21st June 1839" & signed "Fredk Lewis", to London with a worn but clear strike of the rounded-boxed 'PAID AT/BATHURST' h/s in red & unusually without a Bathurst d/s, rated "1-" (1/-) for 9d inland carriage + 3d shipletter), very fine '[crown]/GENERAL POST OFFICE/SYDNEY' b/s & 'PAID SHIP LETTER/[crown]/SYDNEY' d/s in red on the face, boxed 'INDIA LETTER/BRIGHTON' h/s in red across the flap & London arrival b/s, rated "1/-" for 4d India letter + 8d Brighton-London, very attractive. Carried per "Andromache", departed Sydney 30/6/1839, departed Rio 21/9/1839, arrived off Lewes 19/11/1839. [The writer speaks of "the termination of a long and calamitous drought...threatened us with all the miseries of famine...provisions of every description are [priced] remarkably high..."]
1841 (Feb 8) part-entire signed "WH Freeman", to London with largely fine strikes of the octagonal 'PORT/ MACQUARIE/PAID' h/s in red & the ovoid 'PORT MACQUARIE/NEW.S.WALES' d/s, rated "7" - 4d inland, even though carried to Sydney by ship + 3d shipletter - & endorsed "paid 7d" at lower-left, Sydney transit d/s in red on the face, faint boxed 'SHIP LETTER' b/s in black & rated "8" for inwards shipletter, London arrival b/s of 2JY2/1841. [A similar entire - the face soiled - sold for $1150 in our auction of 27/7/2009]
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1848 OHMS outer with boxed 'FREE' h/s in oxidised red, '[crown]/GENERAL POST OFFICE/MY*30/1848/SYDNEY' b/s. [The 'FREE' h/s may have been used at the GPO. However, the address states "Sydney", which was not usually written on town letters so our belief is that it originated in an outlying town]
1848 outer to the Colonial Secretary at Sydney with rare postmaster's endorsement "Scone/Feb 2 48" at upper-right in lieu of the Scone datestamp, fine strike of the rare rounded-boxed 'SCONE/FREE' h/s in red, GPO arrival b/s, minor defects. [The early datestamps had the year fixed. Each December, the implements were sent to Sydney to have the new year inserted. Mail handled in this period was serviced with manuscript endorsements, all of which are very scarce to rare. This is an unusually late example of such usage, and the only such endorsement we have seen in combination with a 'FREE' handstamp]
1850 entire headed "Sydney 17 May 1850" and signed "N Young" & for "RAA Morehead", to Yass with a superb example of Sydney View Plate II (Horizontal-Lined Background) Early Impression 2d grey-blue SG 23 - good even margins with outer framelines present at right & left - tied by light bars cancel of Sydney, largely very fine 'SYDNEY/[crown]/ MY*17/1850/NEW SOUTH WALES' b/s. An exceptional Sydney Views cover. BPA Certificate (2006). [The writer asks if a tenant has yet been found for their property on the Yass River]Robert Archibald Alison Morehead, the writer's business partner, acquired great wealth as a buyer of mortgages, later moving into large-scale pastoral ventures and mining enterprises.
1850 (Nov 11) part-entire to "Frederick Mitchell/Com. Crown Lands/Maranoa District/via Warialda" with Sydney Views Plate II (Clouds) 1d brownish red SG 12 horizontal pair [13-14] (margins just clear - at left - to large) tied by two strikes of bars cancel of Sydney (b/s), oval 'WARIALDA' arrival b/s & redirected to Wee Waa with manuscript "to pay 2d", poor 'ARMIDALE' & fine 'TAMWORTH/[crown]/DE*5/1850/NEW.S.WALES' b/s plus a second Tamworth b/s pf DC*8, professionally cleaned & with faint "AD" (= Alberto Diena) in pencil on the face. Ex "Manwood" & "Carrington" (Mark Dankin). BPA Certificate (1977). An exceptional "Sydney Views" cover, especially for the redirection fee, making this a very early stamped postage due cover.
1851 stampless mourning cover with large '4' h/s, from Parramatta to Raymond Terrace via Sydney (all fair b/s), repaired flap tears, a bit soiled. Rare. [This type of handstamp was used only at Parramatta on wholly unpaid letters to indicate double the deficiency was payable]
1870 (Dec 2) (Dec 2) double-rate entire with oval 'LEARMONTH/SYDNEY/DICKINSON & CO' cachet, to France "via Marseilles" with Perf 13 8d yellow-orange SG 167b x3 tied by Sydney duplex, untidy 'POSS ANG V SUEZ/...' cds & 'P.D.' h/s in the same shade of red indicating the 'P.D.' h/s was applied aboard-ship, '8' (decimes) h/s in black, 'TONNAY-CHARANTE' arrival b/s, ironed-out horizontal and vertical filing folds. Attractive.